Dates and topics of coming WinACC public meetings 2017.

The festive season can be a lovely time to spend time with family and snuggle up next to a fire with a cup of hot chocolate. But it’s not all cosiness and warmth - in the UK we live in some of the draughtiest homes in Europe.

Around 150 people joined Winchester Friends of the Earth Air Pollution Demo on Sunday 11 December.

As Christmas preparations reach frenzy pitch across the UK, shoppers and householders in the Winchester District are being encouraged to save money and protect the environment by making 2016 a lower carbon Christmas.

Surprise findings from Energy Saving Trust research

Link to an excellent video by the Centre for Sustainable Energy on how to programme your thermostat. 

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General advice to save energy:

Ofgem has approved a number of online energy company comparison services through the Ofgem Confidence Code - a good place to look when comparing home energy deals to save money and energy.

Winter is a great time to get the veggie and fruit patch ready for the food growing season ahead. Incredible Edible Winchester shares top tips on what to do.

Solafields & vogt solar will start the construction of the Bishop’s Waltham solar farm, on land west of the B2177 between Bishop's Waltham and Waltham Chase this month. 

The free 15 hour Open University course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and explores what you can do to lighten those emissions to help reduce the rate of climate change.

The course aims to help people: